Cheirostylis jamesleungii S.Y.Hu & Barretto 1976

Drawing by Xu Panchun and The Flower Picture Information Network Website


Drawing by Leou Chong-Sheng and The E flora Website


Common Name James Leung's Cheirostylis [Orchid Enthusiast and Collector of type species current] - In China Fen Hong Cha Zhu Lan - Hairy Urn Orchid - Leung's Caterpillar Orchid

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm]

Found in Hong Kong China in humus in shade on damp mossy boulders close to streams at elevations of 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial, with a cylindrical, fleshy, olive green, simple to branching, internoded rhizome giving rise to an erect, terminal on the rhizome stem carrying 2 to 3, small, cordate, acute, papillose with reticulate reddish-green venation, narrowing below into the red petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, slender, peduncle 3.6" [9 cm] long, provided with 4 well spaced, sterile bracts, sparsely villose, wavy, eglandular, 4" [10 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with cymbiform, pink, hyaline single veined, shorter than the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;